TV Ratings: ACM Awards Top Sunday, Batwoman Rises, Zoey's Ties Low

In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ broadcast of the Academy of Country Music Awards averaged 6.1 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, down 8 and 20 percent from last year’s ceremony (which aired in September) but still leading Sunday in the demo.

Leading into the ACMs, 60 Minutes (8.2 mil/0.6) drew Sunday’s biggest audience.


THE CW | Batwoman (560K/0.2) drew its best audience in eight episodes and also ticked up in the demo. Charmed (437K/0.1) delivered a best-since-premiere audience and was flat in the demo.

NBC | Leading again out of an Ellen’s Game of Games rerun, Zoey’s Playlist (1.15 mil/0.2) hit and tied series lows. Fellow “bubble” show Good Girls (1.5 mil/0.4, read recap) ticked up.

ABC | American Idol (4.7 mil/0.65, read recap) tied season lows, The Rookie (3.6 mil/0.4, get Emily Deschanel casting news) was steady.

FOX | Bless the Harts (900K/0.3) was up, The Simpsons (1.2 mil/0.4) and Bob’s Burgers (1.1 mil/0.4) were steady, and The Great North (910K/0.3) and Family Guy (1.2 mil/0.4) dipped.

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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!

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